John Charles Fraser

December 1, 1944 - July 21, 2020
John Charles Fraser


John Charles Fraser passed away on July 21, 2020. He will be missed by his family and countless friends he made over the years. John grew up in Dorchester, MA, before meeting his wife of 38 years, Noreen. John and Noreen raised their family in West Milford, NJ, before relocating to Wilmington, NC in 2005.

John was the son of the late Charles and Ruth Fraser. He leaves behind his wife, Noreen, and four children: Danielle (spouse to Jourdan), Sean (spouse to Colleen), Keith (spouse to Sarah), and Brian (spouse to Christine). He also leaves behind five beautiful grandchildren: Chloe, Caleb, Nolan, Blake, and Silas. Saddened by his loss are many nephews, nieces, brothers and sisters-in-law, and friends.
Known for his love of sports, family gatherings, and days at the beach, John will be remembered for his love of others, many years of coaching, and the legacy he leaves behind in his children and grandchildren. He was a member of the United States Army and enjoyed volunteering at the Wilson Center and the American Red Cross.

A visitation is planned for July 25 from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. at Pine Valley Baptist Church. Immediately following, there will be a short prayer service and eulogy. All are welcomed to attend. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina.

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  • July 23, 2020
    Love always, Lorain and Charlie Wyse says:
    Dearest Lifelong Friend Noreen and Family, We are truly saddened by the loss of dearest John. I met John at IBM when he was a dedicated and very thorough corporate auditor in the late 1970s. He was newly single and all the IBM women thought of him as "eye candy" when he showed up at our office to audit. I think we would have given him anything (haha) because of his handsomeness!! A few years later at IBM he met Noreen and I would always see him hanging around her office and they both always looks "love struck". The rest is history!!! God Bless the years you had together and his wonderful memory. May John's legacy live on in all your daily lives and you carry all of his life lessons throughout your lives and pass them down through the Fraser generations . God Bless John and his wonderful military service too. He was one truly remarkable man.

  • July 23, 2020
    Linda Fitzgerald says:
    There have been so many great memories of our friendship our families together. My most recent memory was going to the train museum, we smiled the whole time❤️

  • July 23, 2020
    Jane and Ken Harkness says:
    Jane and I were so saddened by the death of John. We extend our deepest sympathy to his wife, Noreen and his four children. During the last few months of his life John and I would have coffee on his porch. I told him I would bring the coffee and would he like something with his coffee. He responded, “I like donuts”! So I would bring him two of his favorites, glazed and old fashion. We would sit and visit for an hour or so and he was usually very positive and upbeat. The day after our last visit he texted to tell me that hospice was going to start coming to the house. I asked if we were going to still be able to have coffee. He said “yes” . We never had that last cup of coffee. I’ll miss my coffee buddy!

  • July 23, 2020
    Jack and Mary Satterwhite lit a candle:
    Lit since July 23, 2020 at 7:55:27 PM